Videos: History in the making

You've seen the artifacts on view at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex NYC-now see them in action.

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Both the “Hair Peace”sign and a pair of John Lennon’s signature glasses can be seen in this video for “Give Peace a Chance,” recorded during the 1969 Montreal bed-in. Oh, and look for cameos by Timothy Leary, Tommy Smothers and comedian Dick Gregory.

Johnny Ramone’s black-and-white Mosrite guitar is on full display in this clip of “I Wanna Be Sedated” from the Ramones’ last live performance, at the Palace in Los Angeles on August 6, 1996.

Here you’ll find Pete Townshend on Top of the Pops, playing the Les Paul featured at the Annex. But allow us for a moment to draw your attention to Roger Daltrey’s hair. And, um, lack of shirt. Ah, the ’70s.

Jimi Hendrix was largely unknown in the U.S. at the time of the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967; that all changed postfest. (It helped that he lit his guitar on fire after playing “Wild Thing.”)

Before Kabbalah and A-Rod and the fake British accent, there was Madge rolling around in a gold bustier. We miss this Madonna.



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